WATCH: Tearful News Anchor Apologizes Black Co-host After Comparing Him to Gorilla

 

(CNN) – A morning TV anchor in Oklahoma apologized a day after likening her black cohost to a gorilla.

Alex Housden said a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo “kind of looks like you” to her colleague, Jason Hackett, at the end of a feature on KOCO-TV, a CNN affiliate, on Thursday.

She addressed what she called hurtful comments on the next day’s show.

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” a tearful Housden said to the audience and Hackett.

Source: TV anchor apologizes after comparing black cohost to gorilla

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